Valentine’s Day has arrived, and while those of us in couples fret over what to buy our baes, and those of us who are single contemplate how to celebrate “Singles Awareness Day” (and we’ve all been there), we should all keep in mind how far the queer community has come in proving love is love.
Like these folks. These adorable couples have decided to show off their affections in honor of the Hallmark holiday via Instagram. Normally that kind of romantic exhibitionism can invite an eye roll or ten, but today, take satisfaction in knowing that, in light of the current political climate, love stands firm and will not hide. Now, if everyone would just get off their ass and vote as if their love depended on it…
1. Bicycle Built For Two
Call it incentive to work out.
2. Mixing it Up
Oh my! Won’t you be my Valentine?! 😍😻💚 . . . . . #BlackLivesMatter #blackman #black #me #gayfitness #gayinstagram #gayfollowforfollow #instagay #gay #gayman #gayboy #gaylife #iggay #afrolatino #gaylatino #latinogay #gayinstagram #instahomo #gayworld #gaydude #gayohio #gaychicago #gaydude #gayfollow #gayfashion #fashion #fashionmen #gaycouple
This couple is super cute even if the background isn’t.
3. Bearly Together
Yes, bears do love their honey.
4. Getting Artsy
Wishing a Happy Valentine’s Day to my very special, funny valentine.. you saved me from myself, and I find new reasons to love you every day! You also buy me chicken wings when I crave them, and that’s the mark of a true hero! I love you! 😘 #udabess #boyfriend #cute #love #valentinesday #instagay 👬❤️
He better appreciate those wings now. They won’t last forever.
Minnie would approve.
7. Clean Limerick
Way to win our hearts.
Love knows no borders.
9. Plant One
You can see it in their eyes.
One should always appreciate a good snuggler.
11. Crushing It
I think we can agree that they’re both handsome.
12. Family Values
Too sweet for snark.
13. Gay Minds Think Alike
On our wedding morning we were shocked to see that we had both ordered the exact same bespoke caricature book from the USA for one another! This morning we exchanged Valentines cards to find that we had each bought the exact same card! MADNESS! Now if that’s not being in tune with your husband I don’t know what is!
You sure you didn’t plan that, boys?
Happy Valentine's Day to my universe ❤ I love you so much with all my heart and these past two years together have been filled with my very best of memories with my very best friend. You make me excited to wake up every morning, knowing that I'll be able to find you right next to me either looking angelic while still sleeping or awake and watching The Office while drinking delicious coffee. You make my heart flutter every time you speak, and you make me tingle with joy every time you touch me in any way. I love you so much and I can't imagine my life without you, and so I hope we can continue to have many more little Valentine's Days and more cuddles and more kisses❤ I love you now till beyond, baby 💕
Wonder what they’re doing later…
15. Glad They Finally Got Together
Happy Valentine’s from your favorite canonical couple! Whether you’re single or celebrating, self-love is where it all starts, and I hope you all take a moment to appreciate yourself today. Because if you can’t love yourself blah blah how in the hell blah blah somebody else can I get an blah blah 💘🌷💕🌺💖🌸
We knew about you two for years.
16. Love of the Irish
They put the “gay” in Gaelic. (Say it aloud)
17. Dream Girl
Cue “Dream Weaver.”
To my valentine and all of you: happy Valentine’s Day and so much love to you 💘🔥 Make sure to enjoy this day with everyone you love. You all mean so much to us! 📸: @rommelaleta • • • • #chicago #femmetribe #girlswholikegirls #lgbt #chicagogrammers #chicagoyoutubers #girlswhotravel #visitchicago #valentinesday #iloveher #gayvalentine #lesbiansofinstagram #happyvalentinesday
This one is beyond beautiful on several levels.
19. Castro Couple
Where better to celebrate gayness and Valentine’s Day than the Castro?
20. Roman Style
Isn’t it ROMANtic?